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Plant Vegan Restaurant

165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
+1 828-258-7500
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we are not vegan, my husband and I had a terrific dinner at Plant. It was delicious. My husband was pleased to be able to eat all the food since he is lactose intolerant. The almond-based cheese tasted just like regular cheese. What a...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They're just flat out unbelievably perfect--the service, the food and the dessert. The drinks weren't bad either. My wife and I shared 4 appetizers. I ordered the grilled asparagus and the beet dish. She ordered a big salad and some wraps. These are gross understatements....More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, service was friendly, pricing was fair. But after a great meal I asked our hip waitress for her favorite dessert. She was spot on with this amazing stuff they should have named turbo chocolate cheese cake. I will go back to...More

Thank G D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal. It was very tasty. Unlike many vegan and vegetarian restaurants, there was no pretense of "It tastes just like chicken, beef". The service was wonderful. The surroundings were not fancy, but they were acceptable.I saw somewhere that Plant is one...More

Thank Marvin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a solo dinner here back in December while in Asheville for a conference. I did not have reservations, so was seated at the bar. The atmosphere was very nice, and would be a great place for a romantic date. The staff was friendly. The...More

Thank JayLorraine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very poor example of a vegetarian or Vegan restaurant. This restaurant is by far the worst for food, service and overall know how of any vegetarian restaurant that I can remember eating at in last 40 years.

Thank dan g
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit tonAnt and we were again extremely pleased with our dining experience. We were traveling with a dog (black lab) and Plant accommodated us by setting us up in the outside patio dining area. We asked for a Manhattan (not on...More

Thank NoName007
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for a dinner date to Plant. The server was good, food original, creative with authentic flavors. We both enjoyed our entrees. Afterwards, we enjoyed vegan desserts. The cheesecake was quite flavorful, with good texture and color too. I think this...More

Thank Reigner
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Eating at Plant is one of the main reasons we visit Asheville on an annual basis -- and it never disappoints. We go for a long weekend and eat at Plant twice - first on Thursday night when we arrive and last on Sunday, the...More

Thank LantzMill
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The flavors and preparation are stand-outs. The Maitake Mushroom appetizer was a favorite, the texture and flavor surprising - I would not be able to duplicate this in my kitchen. Grilled beets appetizer wonderfully seasoned and perfectly cooked. The Lasagna Cruda (main course) was also...More

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Rita W
are there gluten free options?
26 July 2015|
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Response from mas4444 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of gluten-free options on the menu. The items that are or can be made gluten-free are marked on the menu with an asterisk.
not a vegan, but my wife is and I don't mind making her happy..not a fan of seitan, tofu or tempeh, but I like veggies..can I eat here??
1 February 2015|
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Response from Vittoria M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Risotto is usually a safe bet. I'm a vegetarian who absolutely hates tempeh but the walnut crusted dish is delicious. Your wife is lucky to be married to a vegetolerant guy like you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-1827
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-258-7500
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Plant serves innovative, organic plant-based cuisine, local brews, craft cocktails, and biodynamic wines in a modern inviting setting.